French seam infinity scarf tutorial--recycle a scarf!
I had this scarf from years ago--it was cheap when I bought it, and while I wore it relatively often in 2006 and 2007, I think, I haven't worn it in ages and it was on its way to the thrift store pile. But I figured, why not see what happens if I make it into an infinity scarf? And, to cover the raw edges without making a clear wrong side and right side, how about a French seam?
Here's the tutorial!
- Start by cutting off the fringed ends. Trim just at the edge.
- Pin both ends wrong sides together. My scarf was really slippery, so I pinned a lot. And this scarf didn't have a clear right and wrong side, but you know what I mean--if yours does, you'd have the right side facing you right now, with the print or whatever facing up on the top layer.
- With a narrow seam allowance (1/4" or 3/8" or so, very small), sew the pieces together.
- Press your new seam to one side.
- Take that seam allowance and sandwich it between both sides of the scarf--so now you're basically sewing right sides together. Give this seam a larger seam allowance than you did the first seam, so you swallow the raw edges. 3/8"-1/2".
- Give it a press. Now you have a perfect seam with no raw edges showing!
Wear it looped twice...
Or three times, if you wanna be extra cozy!
I know I'll get more use out of it this way than as a long, fringed scarf. Super fast and easy, right? A two-seam project!